April 23, 2007

Stupid prophylactic public statement blather

I would just like to say that I deny any wrongdoing in this matter. Although I am sorry about what has occurred, and I am sorry that some people feel the way that they do, I continue to maintain that I have done nothing wrong. When all the relevant facts are fully disclosed, I believe my innocence will be clear. I fully believe that I can continue to be effective in this office, in which I am proud to serve. I am determined to fight these allegations and have no plans to resign. Those who for political reasons have sought to damage my reputation, and that of a blameless young woman with whom my relationship has at no time been improper, must bear responsibility for the hurt they have caused to me and my family. It would be inappropriate for me to comment further this time, as I have been advised me not to discuss this matter further in public until the facts can be fully presented. But I believe that ultimately I will be fully vindicated. We plan, at the proper time, to refute all of the disgraceful allegations about us that have been spread by the more irresponsible sectors of the media. In conclusion, let me just say that I am most grateful for the love and support of my family at this difficult time. Thank you.

Posted by Geoffrey K. Pullum at April 23, 2007 06:14 PM